Gaming on the iPhone is great! That is, until you try to hadouken. Then you realize its limitations. So if you're sick of using those stupid touchscreen controls, here's a desperately bright idea: attach plastic stickers to moonlight as physical buttons.
These patents found by Patently Apple shows that Apple is, at the very least, thinking about getting serious about gaming. They know their iPhone and iPad aren't good for all games—no buttons—so they added buttons.
When we last saw renders of the GameBone iPhone gaming accessory it looked ridiculous. But the latest design actually looks like something we might slip our iPhones into to give them four buttons and a d-pad.
Scouring the App Store for the best games is a full time job. Luckily, it's a job held by the guys over at Touch Arcade. Here are their picks for the best games—and only games—available on the iPhone.
The biggest thing keeping the iPhone from rendering the Nintendo DSi and Sony PSP Go obsolete is its lack of physical buttons. You just can't play some games with a touchscreen. And this wacky iHandstick does nothing to solve that.
The Gamebone is an external gamepad for the iPhone platform that hopes to add buttons (and therefore gaming cred) to the buttonless devices, but we're just not confident it's been fully thought through.
This is how the 40 million iPhones and iPod touches, a figure given by Apple at the WWDC Keynote, stack up against actual consoles.
Doom Resurrection, the first full title in the series since Doom III, will be coming to the App Store next week, and iD has cut a trailer. (Spoiler: It looks great.)
Anybody who said Apple wasn't serious about gaming can swallow their pundit nuggets right now: They just hired Richard Teversham, Xbox Europe's (now former) senior director of business, insights and strategy.
The iControlPad bore many signs of vaporware: desirability, no official authorization and a low budget. We now know that there's at least one working version, and that promises of production aren't, you know, lies.
We're all for making hyperbolic statements about how powerful the iPhone is as a gaming system, but John Carmack's taking things to the next level. As you remember, Sega has previously said that the iPhone is as powerful as their Dreamcast system, and EA has previously said that it's more powerful than the DS, but…
The new version of the popular NES emulator for the iPhone and iPod touch now includes accelerometer control for all games. The implementation is very simple: A tilt is equivalent to controlling input in that direction. This means that tilt control can be used in any game loaded into the emulator, but also that some…
When Nintendo isn't busy heating their offices with a money furnaces just to wipe the sweat off their brow with money, sometimes Nintendo president Satoru Iwata takes a moment to step down from his sweaty throne to lay the smackdown (generally through a stinky sock filled with golden pirate coins) on competing…
You know that the iPhone is powerful enough to render 3D games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, as well as various other ones we covered in the marathon review session, but just how powerful is it? How does it compare to actual gaming handhelds like the Nintendo DS and PSP? An EA developer put it this way. On a…
If you enjoy shaky, unproven software as much as I do, you will be happy to know that version 0.0.5 of gpSPhone is now available for download. Yeah It is buggy, you have to run it from /Applications, and you need to supply your own BIOS and games (anything but Hello Kitty please) —but hey, its GameBoy...on the iPhone!…